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Nokia Twist review



The Nokia 7705 Twist definitely puts a new spin on sliders with a unique form factor that fits easily into a shirt pocket but swivels open to reveal a full QWERTY keypad.

Unlike other phones that have hit the market with a unique design at the expense of a solid feature set, the Twist comes up a winner with a 3MP camera with flash, auto focus, video recording and dedicated camera key. It also has Bluetooth, a 2.5mm headset jack and HTML browsing.

The 2.4-inch 320 x 240 pixel resolution screen is clear and shows colors well, but is certainly below many of the high res screens now available.

Additional interesting features include interchangeable faceplates and a “Contact Light Ring” on the front bottom right of the phone for event and contact notifications, and photo-editing software that will allow you to create customized slideshows (included).

When closed the Twist is a small attractive square with rounded corners.

This is a fun phone and seems designed for a young demographic that enjoys heavy texting and taking good pictures. With the surprisingly comfortable keypad and expanded camera functions and included software, the Nokia Twist will surely appeal to many.

Review by: Scot Cerullo


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.4"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Phone Scoop

If you fall into the category of people who value messaging over any other function in a phone, the Twist from Nokia may be up your alley. It is the latest in a new breed of squarish-shaped devices that hide full QWERTY keyboards within. It certainly has personality and that Nokia flair for design....

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop


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Screen Size
2.4"

The Nokia Twist's screen size is 2.4 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
135 MB

Internal memory is 135 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
860mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 860 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 13 days standby time.

Nokia Twist Specs

Overview
Release date September 10, 2009
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Processor
Internal Storage 135 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.12 W/kg
Body: 0.61 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 860 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 13 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Swivel
Colors Black, purple
Dimensions [H x W x D] 6.9 x 6.9 x 1.5 cm (2.7 x 2.7 x 0.6 in)
Weight 98 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Nokia 7705

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